The bird-boy of Russia was raised in a two-bedroom apartment by his mother. The apartment was full of birds as his mother was an avid bird lover. Since she did not communicate with him, he learned to communicate with the birds in the apartment. He spoke in clicks and by flapping his arms similar to a bird. When authorities came to take him into their care they were baffled. The boy appeared otherwise healthy, his mother made sure to feed him, but he was much more communicative with and affectionate with the birds in the apartment. It is believed that he suffers from Mowgli syndrome. Because he never learned to speak he is likely going to have issues with speaking throughout his life, but he is not the only one to suffer from Mowgli syndrome. Though his story of neglect is one of the more odd cases, it is not a singular occurrence.